Murder Is Chartered
Next in the Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mystery series
What’s a schoolteacher to do after retirement? Susan Wiles chooses to return to school as a volunteer … and solves mysteries in her spare time. Murder Is Chartered by Diane Weiner (Cozy Cat Press, 2017, $14.95) follows Wiles as she exposes deeply buried secrets that someone is willing to kill to protect. Driving home late after her school’s open house, Susan Wiles is jolted by a thump on the hood of her car. She finds Melissa Chadwick, her school’s assistant principal, in the road. She calls her daughter, Lynette, a detective with the local police force. They soon learn that Chadwick was dead before hitting the car. Wiles can’t help wondering how a dead body could find its way to a lonely road late at night and begins investigating. Curiosity soon leads her into dangerous territory with no shortage of suspects: the school’s new music teacher, Chadwick’s husband, even a sleazy brother-in-law. Wiles is determined to solve this mystery, regardless of the danger. Then she finds another body. One of her suspects has been murdered and she knows that she has gained the attention of someone very dangerous. Will she find them, or will she become the next victim? Diane Weiner is a veteran teacher now living in South Florida. As a fan of Mary Higgins Clark and Nancy Drew, mysteries were natural. Murder Is Chartered is the eighth installment in Weiner’s Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mystery series, offering excitement and suspense with a protagonist you’d be happy to invite for tea.